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    • The Wisdom of Wolves

    • Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack
    • By: Jim Dutcher, Jamie Dutcher, James Manfull - contributor, and others
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns, Kate Mulligan, Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    For six years Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived intimately with a pack of wolves, gaining their trust as no one has before. In this book the Dutchers reflect on the virtues they observed in wolf society and behavior. Each chapter exemplifies a principle, such as kindness, teamwork, playfulness, respect, curiosity, and compassion. Their heartfelt stories combine into a thought-provoking meditation on the values shared between the human and the animal world. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen

    • By JP on 02-26-19

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,638
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21,737
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,598

    Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be required reading

    • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

    Regular price: $32.95

    • Nine Pints

    • A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
    • By: Rose George
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save lives and transmit deadly infections. Author Rose George is renowned for her intrepid work on topics that are invisible but vitally important. In Nine Pints, she takes us from ancient practices of bloodletting to modern “hemovigilance” teams that track blood-borne diseases. She probes the lucrative business of plasma transfusions and looks to the future, as researchers seek to bring synthetic blood to a hospital near you.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly Entertaining

    • By Diana Zou on 06-10-19
    • A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
    • By: Rose George
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 12-04-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 116 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Why We Sleep

    • Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
    • By: Matthew Walker PhD
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,864
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,817

    Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life - eating, drinking, and reproducing - the purpose of sleep remained elusive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I recommend this to EVERYONE

    • By Emma Bennett on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,278
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,473
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,354

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but...

    • By Josh on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Longevity Paradox

    • How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age
    • By: Steven R. Gundry MD
    • Narrated by: Steven R. Gundry MD
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 330

    Working with thousands of patients, Dr. Gundry has discovered that the “diseases of aging” we most fear are not simply a function of age; rather, they are a byproduct of the way we have lived over the decades. In The Longevity Paradox, he maps out a new approach to aging well - one that is based on supporting the health of the “oldest” parts of us: the microorganisms that live within our bodies. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful informative sequel to Plant Paradox

    • By kevinf on 03-26-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

    • A New History of a Lost World
    • By: Steve Brusatte
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,091
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078

    In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field - discovering 10 new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork - masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, drawing on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world and illuminate their enigmatic origins, spectacular flourishing, astonishing diversity, cataclysmic extinction, and startling living legacy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dinosaurs and the scientists that study them

    • By SSue on 02-18-19

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Hacking Darwin

    • Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
    • By: Jamie Metzl
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives-sex, war, love, and death. At the dawn of the genetics revolution, our DNA is becoming as readable, writable, and hackable as our information technology. But as humanity starts retooling our own genetic code, the choices we make today will be the difference between realizing breathtaking advances in human well-being and descending into a dangerous and potentially deadly genetic arms race.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Would have been much more enjoyable if Jamie Metzel had narrated his own book

    • By ROBERT EDELHAUSER on 05-25-19
    • Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
    • By: Jamie Metzl
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 04-23-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 150 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Hidden Life of Trees

    • What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World
    • By: Peter Wohlleben
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,737
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,720

    How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? Research is now suggesting trees are capable of much more than we have ever known. In The Hidden Life of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben puts groundbreaking scientific discoveries into a language everyone can relate to.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As I suspected all along...

    • By Janning on 12-26-16

    Regular price: $14.34

    • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • By: Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,008
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,780
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,822

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Story

    • By Prisca on 04-30-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Cosmos

    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,887
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,872

    Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Levar Burton channelling Captain Kirk

    • By DM on 09-11-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Behave

    • The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
    • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,041

    Why do we do the things we do? More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful, but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: He starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs and then hops back in time from there in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful

    • By Doug Hay on 07-27-17

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Hot Zone

    • A Terrifying True Story
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763

    A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days, 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you love viruses and gore and non-fiction...

    • By aaron on 01-05-12

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Sue Perkins Earpedia: Animals

    • By: Sue Perkins
    • Narrated by: Sue Perkins, Margaret Cabourn-Smith
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Sue Perkins' mad-cap animal adventure. Get ready for an irreverent, insightful and comical journey through the animal kingdom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Super funny and informative!

    • By Olivia on 01-03-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • What If?

    • Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
    • By: Randall Munroe
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,509
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,786
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,749

    Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there were a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Humorous but serious answers to crazy hypothetical

    • By Neuron on 05-08-16
    • Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
    • By: Randall Munroe
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 09-02-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8,509 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Chemistry and Our Universe

    • How It All Works
    • By: Ron B. Davis, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ron B. Davis
    • Length: 30 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works is your in-depth introduction to this vital field, taught through 60 engaging half-hour lectures that are suitable for any background or none at all. Covering a year’s worth of introductory general chemistry at the college level, plus intriguing topics that are rarely discussed in the classroom, this amazingly comprehensive course requires nothing more advanced than high-school math. Your guide is Professor Ron B. Davis, Jr., a research chemist and award-winning teacher at Georgetown University.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Professor, Hard to Follow.

    • By Jen on 05-14-19

    Regular price: $59.95

    • The Selfish Gene

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,596
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,530

    Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than print!

    • By J. D. May on 07-31-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sapiens. De animales a dioses [Sapiens. From Animals to Gods]

    • Una breve historia de la humanidad [A Brief History of Humankind]
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Carlos Manuel Vesga
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,572
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,381
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,380

    Este es el fascinante relato de nuestra extraordinaria historia: de simios sin importancia a amos del mundo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entretenimiento de lujo

    • By dan on 10-14-17

    Regular price: $33.95

    • Stealing Fire

    • How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
    • By: Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,600
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,045
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,032

    The authors of the best-selling Bold and The Rise of Superman explore altered states of consciousness and how they can ignite passion, fuel creativity, and accelerate problem solving, in this groundbreaking book in the vein of Daniel Pink's Drive and Charles Duhigg's Smarter Faster Better.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing. Not what it promises to be.

    • By R8r on 03-18-17
    • How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
    • By: Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 02-21-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,600 ratings

    Regular price: $27.37

    • The Wisdom of Your Cells

    • How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology
    • By: Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Bruce H. Lipton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 989
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 988

    In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting-edge science into clear, accessible language: Dr. Bruce Lipton. With The Wisdom of Your Cells, this internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece

    • By Alexandre on 10-24-08

    Regular price: $55.97

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